4 Week Update 55g Tank

JTremonte

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As some may know, came back to the hobby since a my childhood.

It has sure been a fun adventure! I also want to thank everyone who has given me advice on this forum as well!

For those who don't know, this is a fish in cycle that I started 4 weeks ago. Used Dr Tim's, and I've never had a spike in any sorts, and fish are thriving. Slow and steady sure is a key thing.


Current stock :

2 Clowns
1 Royal Gramma
1 Diamond Watchman Goby
1 Cleaner Shrimp
4 Hermit Crabs
2 small Astrae snails
2 small Turbo Snails
2 Larger Turbo Snails
2 Bangai Cardinal ( in QT )

Water parameters so far seem spot on.

0 Ammonia
0 Nitrite
5-10 Nitrate
0 Phosphate
8.0 pH

Salifert Tests

Next plan?

Obviously some Corals. I plan to start with some Zoas, and over time add some spice to it. Still contemplating which ones.


How the tank is set up.

55g tank

1 - HOB Filter - Seachem Matrix , Fine Sponge filter

1 - 1 Gallon Refugium
1st Bay - Live Rock
2nd Bay - Chaeto ( Stuff growing great )
3rd Bay - Seachem De-nitrate Media

Still debating which Light I will use. Probably a AI Prime Light.


Clearly I got a long way to go. So far it has been doing well.

Maintenance has been mild as well.

Weekly water changes as needed.
I also replace my sponge filter every week.
Clean the glass weekly as well.

All in all I am happy with this small starter build, and can't wait what the future holds.
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